Pakistani Womani Kills, Seeks to Cook Husband

Pakistani police say a woman named Zainab Bibi tried to cook her husband Ahmad Abbas after murdering him for planning to take a second wife.

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Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a woman they say killed her husband and was attempting to cook his body parts, after he planned to take a second wife without her permission.

According to family law in Islamic Pakistan, a man must get permission from his first wife before his second marriage, but the law is rarely observed.

Police arrested Zainab Bibi, 32, and her nephew Zaheer, 22, in the Shah Faisal colony of Pakistan's southern metropolis of Karachi, local police commander Nadeem Baig said.

"They killed Ahmad Abbas, Zainab's husband, and chopped his body into pieces and were about to cook the flesh in a bowl," he told AFP. Baig added both a bowl containing the husband’s diced flesh and knife used in the murder were recovered.

Television networks reportedly showed gruesome footage of the human flesh in a bowl ready for the stove.

A neighbor alerted the police to the crime and investigations were ongoing, said Baig.

"There could be two factors behind her intention to cook the husband. One is to destroy the evidence and the other could be her immense hatred against him for seeking a second wife," he said.